Media Alert: Celebration of cultural expression and sporting excellence
MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS TO CELEBRATE CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND SPORTING EXCELLENCE IN SOUTHERN CAPE
Tomorrow, 1 February 2017, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will officially open the annual Dias Festival in Mossel Bay.
Thereafter, Minister Marais and the Executive Mayor of the Mossel Bay Municipality, Alderman Harry Levendal will celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Bartolomeu Dias Museum on Friday, 2 February 2018.
The museum was opened on 3 February 1989 as a culmination of the 1988 Dias Festival, which was held to commemorate 500 years after Bartolomeu Dias’ landing in Mossel Bay in 1488. The Portugese government also donated the life-sized replica of the ship that was used by Dias and his crew members, which is still housed in the Maritime Museum.
The celebration will include the ceremonial cutting of the cake as well as local entertainment.
Minister Marais then travels to Oudtshoorn to deliver the keynote address at the 27th annual Interprovincial Oudtshoorn/Highgate Biathlon (Swimming and Running) Award Ceremony on Saturday, 3 February 2018.
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
OPENING OF DIAS FESTIVAL
Date: Thursday, 1 February 2017
Venue: Town Hall, Mossel Bay
BARTOLOMEU DIAS MUSEUM 29TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Date: Friday, 2 February 2017
Venue: Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay
INTERPROVINCIAL OUDTSHOORN/HIGHGATE BIATHLON
Date: Saturday, 3 February 2017
Venue: Highgate Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.